Experimented with lots of stencil techniques on pieces of matboard to get the creative juices flowing.

We tried texture paste, gel mediums, paints of different viscosities, and inks applied with palette knives, sponges and brushes.

It was interesting to work in layers considering transparent and opaque textures and paint.

We then worked on a larger piece and let the background determine the subject. It was a good lesson on letting the work do what is wants to be and going with the flow, rather than having a set mindset.

We joked about all our technical arty terms to describe what was happening to our paint applications.

It was a fun day. Time to put my feet up.